Ludum Dare 34 — December 11th-14th, 2015 — Theme Tied: Two Button Controls, Growing

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by shcromlet - Compo Entry

An evil overlord has thrown you in a pit. With two buttons at his disposal, he toys with you, watching you fight in vain for your life.

Increase your score by staying alive and collecting crystals.

The evil overlord mostly just slams on the red button, dropping enemies on you and destroying the pit.

Collecting 5 crystals causes the green button to be pressed, dropping an extra life or repairing some missing floor tiles.

Controls: Arrow keys to move. Space to pick up and throw things.

Main character spritesheet taken from:

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SgtBursk says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:11pm

Clever idea. Bullets come way too fast. Not sure what the green button did.

rockford says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:12pm

An Haxeflixel game!! (I'm using HF for my professional productions). Nice to play, and very fun, the idea to play "in a game" while a human is playing is fun.

laFunk says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:20pm

Innovative use of the theme that's cool :) The game feels a bit messy, though! Keep it up!

LudumFans says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:01am


Ogniok says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:40am

I really like the audio.

ZONC says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:42am

I don't get the big hand thing, but nice and hard ;)

PowerSpark says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:42am

Great naming scheme XD
The two button incorporation was clever. Too bad I had a hard time surviving.

Auroz says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:29pm

Interesting take on the theme, I enjoyed playing it but the hand seemed to block too much of the screen, causing me to die a lot more than I should have.

SSJMetroid says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:29pm

Honestly it was really hard for me to tell what the hell was even going on most of the time lol..

Charzendat says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:31pm

The bullets were such a nightmare and the hand coming down blocking the screen was annoying. I appreciate your innovation though, spinning the two button control theme.

Mr.Chippy says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:31pm

Very good use of the two button theme. A bit to difficult. Making the player slower and the bullets slower would help a lot. Well done though sir.

puddelipip says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:32pm

That turned bullet helly quick :)
Could have used some ramping up of the action and an explanation of what the different items are. I die before having time to test them out now hehe. That's what games used to be like though, and this has a nice old school feel to it. Great interpretation of the theme, thanks!

rogberth says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:33pm

Maybe if less bullet hell it would be more about throwing enemies than hiding in a corner haha nice entry!

DrTeaSpoon says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:40pm

I have no clue what was going on. Found best strategy to be just "Cry in the corner until everything is all-right"

x92rwzb says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 8:15pm

Nice game, but it feels kind of not organised especially with that finger appearing every now and then.

cudabear says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 6:30pm

What the hell was going on in this game?? I was so confused, then I kind of got the hang of it.

The game could use some balancing, i found it either way easy or way hard to stay alive, depending on where the enemies spawned. The hand coming down and blocking the screen also made it impossible to use the right side of the screen. Graphics are nice, great pixel work. Audio is missing a something, and the sound of the hand pushing the button is a bit grating. Overall, an interesting entry. Well done!

GodsBoss says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 5:36am

Great game. The big hands coming down were very annoying, but I guess this was on purpose?

Blake_Lead says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 12:50am

Cool game ! It's a mess, but I enjoyed playing it :D

Dreyan says ...
Dec 28, 2015 @ 9:28am

10/10 name for the game, found myself saying it out loud while playing because to be honest, I had no idea what was going on. Did not understand the giant hand and the red button, but it seems like it could be fun?

Dec 29, 2015 @ 12:50pm

Really difficult and fast paced game. Liked the use of the theme with the hand and the green and red button.

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